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The Birdman 

YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c [details]
FA: Andrew Bisharat, 2009
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Submitted By: Taylor Roy on Mar 22, 2009

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Birdman follows the draws to the chains at sky lin...

Description 

Birdman features great rock, a cool position, amazing movement, and a heartbreaking crux at the anchors.

Starting off a ledge, move up and left under a roof and commit to the steep wavy wall above. Consistently harder moves on pockets, pinches, and edges leads to a decent rest below the extended crux section. With you power fading, push past sculpted slopers, and pinches to a very unique finish in shallow scoop.

This may be one of the best 13a's in Colorado!

Also, for anyone allergic to bees, BEWARE, there is a huge bee hive on the roof to the right about 50 feet away.

Location 

This route starts about 50 feet up on the left side of the main Puoux Wall. Look for a fixed line that leads to an belay anchor below the route. Rappel to get down.

Protection 

Bolts and two anchors with chains. A 60 meter rope.


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By D-Storm
Apr 7, 2010
rating: 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c

This is a huge little route! A great find by Andrew, who donated a lot of hardware and gear to make this route enjoyable.
By heppnerd
Mar 11, 2012
rating: 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c

Looks like crap and you have to climb a fixed rope up 40 ft of choss to get to the base, but the rock and movement are both great, super fun!
By heppnerd
Apr 28, 2013
rating: 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c

Oops!! Wrong climb I meant Birdman. This climb is pretty good too, except for the bat poop, bat poop is yucky.